ECN7520 - ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL FORECASTING
ECONOMIC & FINANCIAL FORECASTING
Economic and Financial Forecasting
If you have taken QTM9501, Business Forecasting, you cannot take this course.
Do you anticipate making or evaluating economic and business forecasts in your career? This "hands-on" course provides students a comprehensive introduction to the field of forecasting and econometrics. It covers three main areas of forecasting: basic statistical methods, structural models, and time series models. Throughout the course we will focus on applied examples and use software to forecast key economic and business measures of performance (such as asset pricing, investment risk, interest rates, unemployment rates, industry level and firm level sales, revenues and other variables) while learning to assess the strengths and weaknesses of these forecasts.
These techniques can improve corporate financial planning, marketing, sales forecasts, production planning, and many other decisions where better predictions in light of uncertainty can reduce costs, raise profits and lead to better decision-making.
Fast Track: ECN7201 and MIS7200
One Year: ECN7200
Two Year: ECN7200
This course is typically offered in the following semester: Fall